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Looking at the awesome Cymatic from Slater Designs? Secretspot head surf coach Carl Walsh gives the lowdown on this future classic Ok people welcome to my first surf board review, over the coming weeks I am going to give you some handy feedback and hints on some of the boards I have been riding and the suits I have been wearing, working in the industry has many perks with the best one being able to get my paws on the latest trick gear to play around with so I think its only fair to share my thoughts with you guys.

I am going to spare you a load of tech talk and instead tell you how the board really feels to surf. As soon as I saw the unveiling of the Cymatic I knew I had to have one, not many boards have that instant love at first sight impact, maybe it was the footage of Mr Slater dissecting Soup-Bowl or maybe it was down to my year long love affair with the magical board the Evo, that I knew the wide nosed bat tailed love child of the Omni and Sci-fi would be a bit special?

I am 76kg and on my first paddle out the board at My first session was a bit stressful, there was a lot riding on this board my hopes were very high, and the bar had already been set by the mighty Evo. I had waited for a half decent day for my first session, so I paddled out at ft Bunkers here at Cayton Bay, a nice hollow fast wave which if my calculations were correct the Cymatic would fly in.

Now all this speed is very good but what happens when you want to change direction?

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Cue the nicest cutback I have done in years! The narrower double bat tail really grips into the wave and very little energy is lost allowing you to hit the foam get back into the pocket to set up your next manoeuvre.

The quad set up compliments the board perfectly giving the it that skatey almost out of control feel, I love how the tail releases while coming off the top allowing you to come back down the wave more vertically. So we have been together Three months now and we are still very happy together, we recently went to Cornwall and scored some hefty 6ft beach breaks in which the Cymatic was a lot happier than me to paddle into!

Ive had her out in 2ft onshore slop which she performed very well in which leads me to believe this is a genuine One board quiver and excellent travel board. I think you get the idea that I like the board now! My message Close. Surfboards Surfboards Shortboards. Soft Surf Boards. Mid Length. Body Boards. All Surfboards.Designed to fill the missing link between midlengths and shorter performance and alternative designs, this is the Christenson Nautilus Surfboard Review!

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The intermediate to experienced surfer will find yourself performing manoeuvres that often allude you while the novices will see the EVO as an ideal platform to progress their ability. It only takes a moment and it really helps us out. We appreciate your support! You still feel like you can do big turns on this board. That setup was great. It can be surfed a little bit over that but I felt that was the sweet spot for the board.

It likes the flatter face. It likes, again, more average everyday conditions. I was looking at it and waiting for the right time to go and surf it and I actually surfed it, probably the first time, at the worst possible time I ever could have surfed it. I came back and the first session I had with this was a shoulder high, junky, onshore, terrible, cold day, and that was my first experience with the EVO.

It was just an Indo-Hangover and a really bad day, frankly. I backed it up, then, the following weekend with more success. I surfed this shoulder high, stomach to shoulder high day, a little bit onshore, a little bit messy, not great, but some nice, little, running walls every now and then. This little beach break was getting the occasional little lips throwing and things like that, so it was fun, average, every day conditions.

When I surfed it that day, I started to feel the feeling again, like that magical feeling I felt when I clicked with the Tomo Surfboards Vader.

The Tomo Vader was great, I felt, when it was a little bit bigger and a little bit better, but I think the Vader definitely liked a more critical wave, whereas this board, from my experience. The modern planing hull is essentially changing the aspect ratio of the traditional surfboard to this shorter, more compact frame and very typical of that is this parallel rail design. You can see the foam running throughout there.

It has this gentle rocker, not too much, again, good for average waves, and then it has this crazy channel that runs down. It really just looks like it has some crazy channels running out of the back of the tail.Web: www. Featuring a slightly more pulled in double bat tail, deeper quad inside single concave and increased rocker relative to the Sci-fi, the Cymatic is an Avant Garde ultra-high-performance machine.

Wave range ft. A single concave bottom and slight vee behind the back fin, makes this board extremely fast and drivey. The vee out the back makes for quick rail to rail transitions, with a medium rocker with a med to even a slightly pinched rail.

The distinct hip on the Gamma gives it a tighter turning radius allowing it to be ridden in a shorter wider set of dims as well as the common performance short board dims. This board excels in a broad range of waves and conditions. Inwhen Dann Mann first stepped beyond the Fish design for a groveller, he started with the Sweet Potato and then moved to the Baked Potato.

As fun as super short boards are with the right fins and volume, he found the Chum Lee filled a key slot in his quiver. The added rocker and round tail combined with less width make it super versatile and allow for a seamless transition back to a performance shortboard when the waves are going off. Rob Machado designed this shape while thinking of small, weak waves.

A nice and wide nose for skatiness in small waves, but to help surfing up and down in the pocket Rob raised the nose rocker, creating an opportunity to cut sharp angles without hanging up the nose. High tail rocker creates quick direction changes. The Moonbeam will generate forward speed easily and feel most at home in smaller waves where it creates its own speed easily.

A homage to the old-school fish but with subtle changes. Rob has narrowed the swallow tip to tip to give the board more manoeuvrability and the narrower nose gives it a more speedier outline.

On the bottom two side panels run down each rail on either side of a centre panel, and transition from concave to flat to vee while maintaining the deep single concave down the middle. These design parameters, when combined with a keel fin set up, make a highly manoeuvrable, speedy board with tons of drive.

A wider central wide point comparative to the Vader, the EVO should be considered favourable to smaller weaker waves, but it will still be quite functional in overhead waves conditions. Yet once on rail, it has a precise rail sensitivity and hold. Ride as short as possible with user friendly volumes packed into the shortest MPH sizings yet offered by Tomo. Click Here.

Back to Brands. Latest Issue.Ok people welcome to my first surf board review, over the coming weeks I am going to give you some handy feedback and hints on some of the boards I have been riding and the suits I have been wearing, working in the industry has many perks with the best one being able to get my paws on the latest trick gear to play around with so I think its only fair to share my thoughts with you guys. I am going to spare you a load of tech talk and instead tell you how the board really feels to surf.

As soon as I saw the unveiling of the Cymatic I knew I had to have one, not many boards have that instant love at first sight impact, maybe it was the footage of Mr Slater dissecting Soup-Bowl or maybe it was down to my year long love affair with the magical board the Evo, that I knew the wide nosed bat tailed love child of the Omni and Sci-fi would be a bit special?

My first session was a bit stressful, there was a lot riding on this board my hopes were very high, and the bar had already been set by the mighty Evo. I had waited for a half decent day for my first session, so I paddled out at ft Bunkers here at Cayton Bay, a nice hollow fast wave which if my calculations were correct the Cymatic would fly in. I am 76kg and on my first paddle out the board at Now all this speed is very good but what happens when you want to change direction?

Cue the nicest cutback I have done in years! The narrower double bat tail really grips into the wave and very little energy is lost allowing you to hit the foam get back into the pocket to set up your next manoeuvre.

The quad set up compliments the board perfectly giving the it that skatey almost out of control feel, I love how the tail releases while coming off the top allowing you to come back down the wave more vertically. So we have been together Three months now and we are still very happy together, we recently went to Cornwall and scored some hefty 6ft beach breaks in which the Cymatic was a lot happier than me to paddle into!

Ive had her out in 2ft onshore slop which she performed very well in which leads me to believe this is a genuine One board quiver and excellent travel board. I think you get the idea that I like the board now! Hi, Thanks for the review. It sounds like you have owned the Evo at some stage, and were fond of it.

Slater Designs x Cymatic surfboard review

I am looking at these 2 boards trying to decide which is best for me. I wish to ask you what one you preferred out of the Evo and Cymatic? And why? Where I surf is mostly beach breaks with pretty average conditions. Normal range is 1 to 4 foot. I want to be able to grovel on it, but have a fair range. Like 1 to 5 foot. What would be your recommendation and why? Thanks, Ken. You must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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Levitating high above it. The marketing spiel tells us the Cymatic is a hybrid of the Sci-Fi rear end and the Omni nose, and it's for surfers who love that "barely out of control in a fun way" feeling.

The minimal amount of board to do the maximum amount of surfing. We chopped the nose off ahead of the rail line you need and went with a pretty wide battail like the SciFi model. With the added bite of the channels the tail still holds while giving plenty of lift.

I actually took the board there as a joke that day cause it was too big for what I thought it could handle. I got my best rides earlier that session but this edit gives you an idea. Great surfing, but lets face it KS would make an ironing board look easy to surf. I'd love to see Average Joe take one of these out to see how it compares to the standard board. Not sure that's true here - this looks like sunset beach - which is really hard to surf well on a tiny board and also it's always been a thorn in KS' side never done well here competitively.

Gotta say that was some of the best Slater footage I have seen for a while. Loose and seeming to be having a blast. If that's what the board does for him, great fun, well it is good for us as viewers of surfing. Who'd have thought Of all the different experimental boards from Kelly we've seen since the wizard sleeve, I think that looked the best so far. Obviously a touch too small, but that's a 5'3" at Haleiwa! Looked ridiculously fast and drivey in places where the board would be under extreme pressure to slide or let go, even looked like he was trying to spin it out.

I'm not a huge SD fan but that was pretty impressive to me.

Pro's also made the minimal volume banana boards of the 90's look good as well. Dont remember that turning out well for the average surfer. I thought he looked sharper and somehow more interested than in a long time.

Board looked great, but heck another " wouldn't go astray, would they?

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Evo - 1,, Sci Fi - 1, but haven't really had great waves to fully test ride it in yet Omni - 0.Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration and shows the transformational nature of sound and matter. Sound guides us and shapes us, yet is an intangible force.

We can capture sound in the digital realm where we can see waveforms. But, that only gives us a 2D view. The world of Cymatics, however, gives us a different view and provides a major evolution in our understanding of how sound affects all of us. Cymatics gives validity to the fact that everything that we perceive as hard objects, including our bodies, are actually continuously vibrating at their own rates.

This study clearly merges the fields of sound, geometry, light and mathematics into one through the presentation of stunning images created by frequencies of all kinds found in our bodies, in nature and beyond.

His work was foundational in the future development of Cymatics. More than a century later, Dr Hans Jenny started to experiment with different liquids and solids and continuous vibrating frequencies to test the physics of sound further. The CymaScope is an instrument developed over the past two decades by John Stuart Reid and Erik Larson that gives us even greater detail into this evolving study.

This is the first commercially available CymaScope instrument available to scientists for research. The cymascope. As tones reveal themselves as patterns in water or on vibrating plates with sand or another substance, zero points are revealed.

These zero points or nodes are places where vibration does not exist and where the materials form the pattern that we can see. It's fascinating to realize that a tone does not create vibration on the entire surface, but rather forms distinct and beautiful geometric shapes, each with a different pattern like snowflakes.

The picture below, from cymascope.

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Each notes forms a unique geometric shape. In the case of liquid-based experiments the image is a bit different. A tone will generate a standing wave with synchronized peaks and troughs. The peaks are the harmonic content lifting the water and the troughs represent the nodes or areas of lower vibration.

Water experiments are great because the sound is represented as a controlled 3D pattern. Studies originally done by Dr. Hans Jenny and repeated by other scientists show that when playing a toning sweep through a range of frequencies, there is a moment when chaos ensues when changing to another tone.

The chaos occurs when matter of any kind is rearranging itself into a new form based on the new frequency. Matter is designed to move away from chaos and into form and vice versa, a never-ending cycle that occurs on all levels continuously from our cells to our universe. It's humbling to think these singular and subtle tones can create so much intricate beauty.

evo vs cymatic

The type of geometry represented by many Cymatics images contains reoccurring themes like spheres, hexagons and spirals. These are elements found in nature and give validity to the rejuvenating power of sitting by the ocean or hiking in the forest. As we tune in more and more to natural environments, we are sure to notice the noise pollution of cities and the affect it can have on us.

If one tone can create these imprints, imagine with an amalgamation of harsh or unnatural sounds can have on our bodies. The theory is vibrational geometry of nature can bring us back into balance while the noise pollution and increasing electromagnetic fields around us can throw us off or in worst-case cause disease.Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Simply put, both are great, but it all depends on what you want out of them.

This is the main reason why so many boards are offered with the five fin option. The Slab by Pyzel Surfboards giving you the option for speed and hold or top to bottom shredding. The single fin came about in order to help give big heavy boards some traction and stability. Twin fins, on the other hand, came into play to help loosen up boards, giving maneuverability as well as added drive. Simon Anderson developed the thruster to give him an advantage over the twin fin design, as he was a bigger, heavier-footed surfer.

Thruster vs. Quad Fin: What to Ride and When

This may have resulted in a lack of down-the-line speed compared the the twin fin, but it gave him the added element of control while pushing through turns, keeping him from sliding out.

Through experimentation Simon was able to find a balance of drive, speed, and control. The quad fin pretty much blends attributes of the twin fin and the thruster. It adds down-the-line speed without the resistance and drag of the center fin in a thruster, but with more hold and controlled maneuverability than the twin. The trick with quads, though, is the placement of the cluster of fins. If we take the rear fins into consideration, the closer they are together, and the further they are back, the more your board is going to surf similar to a thruster.

The Cali Quad by Eye Symmetry Surfboards gives you a little extra performance with the rear fins set a touch closer together. So why or when should you consider the quad as an option?

The quad fills that void where the thruster or the twin falls through. Everyone wants that fast but loose feeling while maintaining control. This is precisely when the quad comes into play. They can also be put to use in either heavy, hollow waves, or in small, gutless waves, depending on the cluster placement, of course.

On smaller gutless days, having a quad with the rear fins closer to the rail and slightly further up will really loosen the board up. This allows for quick maneuvers and sliding the tail around with ease. It also gives you that much more speed through the flats, as there is no resistance of a trailing center fin. For the bigger hollow days, the quads with rears placed back a little and close to the rail will provide extra speed and hold in the face of the wave.

You can take higher lines on steeper waves with the extra hold of having two fins on the rail. Plus, you will gain extra speed due to no center fin drag. This comes in handy on those freight train barreling waves where there is not much room to turn.

Additionally, quads are a touch quicker out of the gate compared to a thruster. As soon as you take off and get to your feet, quads will provide you instant down-the-line speed instead of having to pump and drive your board.


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